FABULOUS VIKING HEART PENDANT C.850-1050 AD
Gilt bronze. Large opened heart just over 1 7/8" in height. Textured from burial and professionally refurbished with the gold surface restored. Four pips to the top plain and a nub at the bottom. The heart stood for bravery, fortitude, loyalty, integrity, all attributes of the Viking warrior. It is abundantly referenced in Viking literature. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.